Oatmeal

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Master S.M.C, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. Master S.M.C

    Master S.M.C Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey all, my chicks are now a week old and I would like to know if I could feed them oatmeal. Is this okay or will it give them pasty butt. [​IMG]
     
  2. banter

    banter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 3, 2008
    Raymond Maine
    I have found oatmeal to work great with all my babies. Just start out slow
    with a little bit at first.
     
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  3. warmfuzzies

    warmfuzzies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boondocks, Colorado
    I raised ducklings on oatmeal and scrambled eggs. I would think you could give it to chicks too.
     
  4. Momma_Cluck

    Momma_Cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    raised ours on a mix of oatmeal and ground sunflower hearts, plus occasional yogurt & boiled mashed egg-yolk...

    Pasty butt is usually from eating wood shavings/paper
     
  5. Master S.M.C

    Master S.M.C Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does the oatmeal have to be plain. Or can it be like brown sugar
     
  6. Momma_Cluck

    Momma_Cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just the cheap big round carboard boxes of rolled oats (we get ours at Save-a-lot for around $1.50)
    raw, or cooked then cooled-- they love it..
    but those flavored packet contain a lot of stuff that may not be the best for them...???
     
  7. Master S.M.C

    Master S.M.C Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Cool, does it give them pasty but
     

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